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Olympusat launches 7 networks with Liberty Cablevision

Olympusat, the owner and distributor of independent Spanish-language TV networks, including 35+ HD networks, announces its distribution deal with Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico. The cable company is set to launch 7 Olympusat SD and HD networks, via cable, to all of its subscribers across the Eastern, Central and Northern regions of Puerto Rico. “We are grateful to present our […]

Online supplements traditional pay-TV

Findings from Hub Entertainment Research suggest that pay-TV customers pick and choose online sources to supplement- rather than replace – the content they get from their cable, satellite, or telco TV provider. The firm suggests that although the risk of true cord cutting is low, the greater risk is to

Liberty might settle for 80% of Ziggo


Liberty Global has filed an updated prospectus on its takeover bid for Dutch cable operator Ziggo. It includes the company’s Q2 results, certain financial information relating to Liberty Global and additional information on the consequences to Ziggo shareholders if the offer is completed at alternative acceptance conditions. The offer is conditional on Liberty acquiring at least 95 per cent of shares, […]

Netgear powers cable gateway for Telstra

Netgear, a global networking company, and Telstra, Australia’s largest telco, have deployed the Netgear DOCSIS 3.0 AC1900 Cable Data Gateway (C6300BD) for the new Telstra Gateway Max. The companies say this is the world’s first commercial deployment of a cable gateway that provides customers up to three times faster WiFi speeds on their home networks. The new Telstra Gateway Max […]

US pay-TV subs remain resilient

Pay-TV subscriber numbers in the US remain relatively resilient despite rising costs to customers and the growth of alternative online video subscription services, according to the latest findings from the informitv Multiscreen Index. The top 10 pay-TV services reporting figures lost

Cablevision takes on Viacom

Cablevision, the 8th-largest cable TV company in the USA, is again locked into a bitter dispute with Viacom in the latest of a long line of carriage disputes the company has had with content providers. In documents released in a court filing on August 8th, Viacom is claiming that 2012 negotiations between the two parties to settle a carriage dispute […]

AMC Networks Q2 up 37%


US cable TV network AMC Networks has reported a 37 per cent rise in quarterly revenue as its international business got a boost from its purchase of Chellomedia. Net income from continuing operations fell to $58.7 million (€43.8m) in the second quarter ended June 30th, from $135.7 million a year earlier. Revenue rose to $522.1 million from $379.3 million a […]

Virgin Media strong Q2

Virgin Media, the UK cable operator has published preliminary unaudited operating and financial  information for the three months ended June 30th 2014. Highlights include – Rebased revenue increased 3 per cent to £1,054 million in Q2 and 2 per cent to £2.098 billion (€2.5bn) YTD – Rebased cable revenue growth fueled by Q1 2014 price rise and growth in internet […]

upc cablecom: Over 180,000 Horizon customers


upc cablecom has reported that the number of television customers dropped slightly in H1: as of June 30th 2014 the Swiss cableco had 1,415,300 active digital basic connections (- 6,400 in the second quarter) and thus remains the biggest television provider in Switzerland by a clear margin. The multimedia platform Horizon, combining TV, Internet and telephony in one device, is […]

HBO set to expand online overseas

HBO is planning to expand its online service to countries where it doesn’t see much in the way of sales through traditional cable subscriptions. The premium cable network, which has offered itself via the Web in Nordic nations since 2012, is considering a similar option for countries such as Japan and Turkey that have healthy broadband access, WSJ reports, citing […]

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